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The Indie GOTY…

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Welcome back to the Indie GOTY 2018 Roundup, a DIY shelter away from the hollow fists of the AAA game industry that forcibly reign down upon us. A list devised by this here site to spotlight passion projects from those who merely love video games and have realized their…
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Indie GOTYs 2018…

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Well, with a heavy sigh of relief attached to it, 2018 is over.   Gaming-wise, when celebrities weren’t trying to be relate-able by mentioning Fortnite, the year was filled with all sorts of good games. In fact, one might go so far as to say it was better than 2017…
God of War

What Does Sony’s…

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We’ve reported on Sony expanding their first-party support multiple times, with our PlayStation 2018 review and our initial coverage of Sony’s corporate restructuring. Now it looks like Sony Interactive Entertainment is making moves just by glancing at their “Careers” page in the official PlayStation website. Under game development, there…

The Indie Investigation…

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God, so many good games were released in 2018.   Alright, maybe not good. Unique at best. Alright, maybe not unique. Cynical at best… or just shit. Look, the point is that a lot of games were released as usual, and we haven’t had enough time or patience to…
Sick Critic Game of the Year

Sick Critic Game…

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2018 has done it again with a hugely varied and high-quality number of video game releases. The Sick Critic staff has spent the last few weeks casting votes on their favorite games in several categories, including game of the year. You’ll find the winners, why they won, and a…

A Review of…

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Bugger it, let’s just be direct, enough with the metaphors.   Hello, this is an overall review of how Microsoft and their console, the Xbox One, performed in 2018. Here, we’ll be talking about how they attempted to dominate the market with their first-party exclusives, the sales figures of…

The State of…

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It’s everyone’s favorite publisher! Right? Okay, joking aside. . . I’m actually pretty concerned about Electronic Arts. I know they have terrible practices and whatnot, but their future looks quite grim. Their stock price went from nearly 149 dollars to below 80 dollars and it’s still dropping. Investors are…

Rabbids Go Home…

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Zach: The Wii housed many unofficial trademark franchises, but perhaps the boldest was the Rabbids series. The party animals crashed every platform you could think of for their first installment, but soon settled as the informal Nintendo party game franchise when Mario Party or Warioware or Wii Play wouldn’t…

Nintendo 2018 Year-End…

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Looks like it’s that time of year again, when we take a look at how the three major giants of the console market have been doing. Peter and Sam will be taking you through PlayStation and Xbox, and I’ll be raving about Nintendo, as usual. Let’s get to it.…

PlayStation’s 2018 Year-End…

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2018 has come and gone in the blink of an eye and as the dust settles, gamers are more worried than ever. Publishers are becoming more greedy and out-of-touch, games underwhelm more frequently, and some of our favorite studios and talent leave the scene without having their last hurrah.…

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Humble’s Conquer COVID-19 Bundle Offers a $1,071 Value for $30 Until Tuesday

The Humble Bundle company have repeatedly stepped to the plate in times of need to offer immense values to customers for the sake of charity, and they have outdone themselves…

April 3, 2020, 759
Image of the WoW Diary book written by John Staats. WoW is running on a laptop in the background

Developer Dialogue: John Staats’ Journey as a WoW Level Designer

If you made your way into Blizzard’s offices in the early 2000s, you might think you’d accidentally stumbled into a DnD enthusiast’s Mom’s basement. Faded posters on the walls, food…

April 1, 2020, 1,911

Asphalt 9: Real Game Stuffed in a Mobile Game

Finding yourself trapped indoors with nothing but your internal monologue to sustain you can drive a person really insane really quickly. From a strictly medical standpoint, you should be playing…

March 27, 2020, 1,662
Shaun Of The Dead Tea self isolate

Best Video Games to Self-Isolate With

Bad news, the Coronavirus situation is rapidly getting worse with each passing day, and many are recommended to self-isolate. Good news, there’s never been a better excuse to hole up…

March 18, 2020, 1,226
Dreams concept image showing a kaleidoscopic display of shapes, colors, and guitars

Media Molecule Opens Up Dreams Beta Evaluation

The potential of Media Molecule’s game-creation system, Dreams, has seemed limitless since its debut and starting today, Dreams has made another massive stride. Central to the platform’s focus is the ability to…

March 13, 2020, 572

Sony Worldwide Studios Discusses First-Party Releases

After Sony’s continued silence on the PlayStation 5, Worldwide Studios Head Hermen Hulst broke the ice by detailing the company’s strategy for their first-party games. While Hulst confirmed that PS4-exclusive Horizon:…

March 11, 2020, 1,846
Vitamin Connection Title Screen

Vitamin Connection Review – A Tough Pill to Swallow

WayForward has an impressive portfolio of games, including the likes of Shantae and Mighty Switch Force. I was pretty excited to try out another one of their games when I…

March 11, 2020, 888
E3 Cancelled due to coronavirus

E3 Cancelled Due to Coronavirus

[12:25 EST, 03/11/2020] UPDATE:  It’s official: E3 2020 has been cancelled due to Coronavirus. The Electronic Software Association released this statement officially confirming the event’s cancellation: “After careful consultation with…

March 11, 2020, 753

The Radar Room: March Game Releases to Look For

Welcome back to the Radar Room, where we cover the biggest upcoming releases in gaming! March is looking to kick 2020 into high gear with multiple highly anticipated sequels to…

March 10, 2020, 1,061
DOOM Eternal Archville vs. Crucible

DOOM Eternal PC Specs Announced

DOOM Eternal‘s PC minimum and recommended specs have been announced! There are plenty of options for playing DOOM Eternal, but there’s a certain attractiveness to playing with a mouse and…

March 7, 2020, 1,053